Ruchira Gupta born Kolkata, India January 7, 1964. Leading Indian sex traffic abolitionist; journalist; nonviolent activist. Founded Apne Aap Women Worldwide, 2002.
In support of the Occupy movement: “As a citizen of India, and as a citizen of the world we all inhabit, I offer one of Gandhi's most basic ideas: Positive acts are contagious. They balance the negative protests that are vital, too, they teach us how to live, and they show us what a just government could do.” (The Guardian, Dec. 21, 2011; photo trustwomenconf.org)